After being classically trained as a chef I spent 15 years working across the sector, in industry and hospitality, with roles such as assistant hotel manager for the Grand Metropolitan Group and Head Chef in a 80 covers a’la carte restaurant. Whilst bring up my family I turned my skills to working in the community, running basic cookery skills classes. I finally gained academic qualifications and have brought my wealth of knowledge and understanding of the food industry, community and hospitality to the centre of Tourism, Events and Food LJMU.
Teaching Researcher in the centre for Tourism, Events and Food
- BSc (hons) Community Nutrition
- SEDA (Supporting Learning in Higher Education)
Courses (Subjects) taught
I teach across all food courses taught in the centre for Tourism, Events and Food. I lead the Personal Develop Module at level 4 and the Research Methods Module at level 5. I also supervise the final year research projects of students from across the centre.
Professional and Research Interests
I am an active member of Health At Every Size (HAES) UK.
I am currently researching for a PhD entitled ‘A narrative analysis of women’s lived experiences of their body’
Whilst studying for a post graduate certificate in learning and teaching in higher education, I am becoming increasingly more interested pedagogic aspect of my job as an educator.